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Bird Rock Lighthouse

Historic Site
Ministry of Tourism

This magnificent structure stands 112 feet above sea level and is situated on a cay just off Pittstown Point, accessible only by boat. It is at the northwestern point of Crooked Island, separated from the mainland by a narrow waterway, and serves as a beacon at the northern entrance of the much traveled Crooked Island passage.

Christopher Columbus is said to have anchored here for a short period when he arrived in The Bahamas. Not too many people visit the site today, except for the occasional passing boater, but chartered boat tours to the island can be arranged.

Accessibility Notes

Rocky terrain on the site is not suitable for wheelchair access.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not recommended.

Time Period Represented

Construction of the lighthouse started in 1866, and it became operational in 1876.


10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only)

Seasons Open

Year Round


No fee on your own boat / $100 per boat rental for maximum of 4 persons (price negotiable).

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